by Lucinda Staniland
Meet Sandey Hoskin and Kylie Rook, two yoga teachers who are committed to doing the hard work of showing up, being seen and constantly learning. They are also part of the team (alongside Fiona Liu) who are leading a brand new 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Om Yoga Studio in Auckland.
Sandey has been a teacher of teachers for a long time, and she’s been teaching yoga teachers at Om Yoga Studio for the last four years. She’s also been busy bringing some seriously big name yoga teachers to New Zealand – including luminaries like Ana Forrest, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Ippoliti.
Kylie has a passion for anatomy and physiology and a well-earned reputation for her beautiful and fearless practice of handstands and other inversions. Although, as you’ll find out in the interview below, this wasn’t always the case!
As Sandey says in the interview, this is a training for experienced yoga teachers who want to go deeper.
“This training is for teachers wanting a little bit more – a lot more! – and who don’t want to be ring-fenced into a certain way of doing things.”
It’s so exciting to see that this kind of advanced training is now available to Kiwi yoga teachers on their home turf, as it means that teachers can benefit from the ongoing support, mentorship and job opportunities provided by the Om Yoga community.
Join Kara-Leah Grant for this playful conversation with Sandey and Kylie and you’ll learn more about the ins and outs of handstands, what’s in store for Om Yoga’s 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, and the gritty work of showing up and doing the practice, even when it’s not pretty…
4-Module Intensive Format (50-60 hours per Module)
- Module 1: 22-26 August – Creative and Meaningful Sequencing
- Module 2: 7-11 November – Yin, Mindfulness and Meridians
- Module 3: 13-18 February 2019 – Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy for the Modern Day Yogi
- Module 4: June 2019 (DTBA) – Philosophy, Pranayama, Energy and Advanced Asana
The Om Yoga Studio Advanced Yoga Teacher Training gives you a broader and deeper set of skills and insights to bring into your personal practice and your teaching. We focus on developing an advanced understanding of how to effectively teach asana through intelligent and thoughtful sequencing of vinyasa (August 2018) and yin yoga (November 2018), pranayama and meditation practices to all levels and conditions of students, including group and private sessions. We look in greater depth at each of the topics considered essential in the ongoing development as a professional yoga teacher. Our lead teachers are highly experienced and passionate about yoga and want to share this incredible transformational journey into the deeper study of self and others.
Join us for an Info session on Saturday 16th June 2018 from 2 pm – 3.30pm at Om Yoga Studio.
Quotes From The Interview
On showing up
“Yoga to me means living the most real version of myself and showing up every day. That doesn’t mean it will be pretty all the time, because it’s not. There are days when it’s not very pretty, but I still show up and do my practice.” ~ Sandey
On creative sequencing
“It’s the ability to bring yoga philosophy in to to what you’re teaching… It’s about asking: Why are we doing that? How does it relate to the Sutras and Yoga philosophy? And how do I take those learnings into everyday life?” ~ Kylie
“The purpose of a handstand is not so much about doing an asana but about stripping away the layers that are stopping us from trying, and stopping us from tapping into our creative spark, our inner child and those places where we find all of that magic.” ~ Kylie
On Om Yoga’s 300Hr Advanced Teacher Training
“This training is for teachers wanting a little bit more – a lot more! – and who don’t want to be ring-fenced into a certain way of doing things. It’s for people who want to come and use their creative juices, really let them flow, within a framework.” ~ Sandey
“When you’re not ring-fenced, you have the ability to tap into all the knowledge that you have and to forever be evolving. It’s so important that teachers are ever evolving their knowledge and the way that they teach.” ~ Kylie